belgradestreets are full of surprises and joy.
Tucked away between streets, behind gates, mystery and beauty await those who are prepared to find, those who have a guide to show.
Čavketov pasaž would be ignored by most, not even found my most.
It rewards examination.
My first feelings on arriving on belgradestreets were not positive, I felt sad and not cheered by what I first saw.
All that has changed, belgradestreets hold life and new experience for those who care to look, those who are shown where to look.
These words from Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letter 8” capture some of this feeling…
“If only it were possible for us to see farther than our knowledge reaches, and even a little beyond the outworks of our presentiment, perhaps we would bear our sadnesses with greater trust than we have in our joys.
For they are the moments when something new has entered us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy embarrassment, everything in us withdraws, a silence arises, and the new experience, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it all and says nothing.”
This post is dedicated to the people of belgradestreets and those who help us open our eyes to the beauty that we so rarely see until it is revealed to us.